Post your Studio! <Talkbass Edition! v.01>

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by mz91, Aug 25, 2005.


  1. mz91

    mz91

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    Location:
    Zug, Switzerland
    Hey Everyone!

    I think we have enough people into recording on talkbass that we can start one of these threads. The Studio's posted here will most probably be small home studio's like mine. But whatever you have post it up, and if you got time, tell us what Software Hardware your working with. :hyper:

    Ill Start!

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    Hardware:

    Dual 2GHZ G5
    2.5 G RAM
    M-Audio Ozonic

    Software:

    Garageband v.2
    Logic Express
    Audacity
    Recycle
    Reason

    Who's Next?

    M
  2. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2000
    Location:
    Metro NYC
    Mine, nothing fancy:

    3.2 GHz AMD Windows XP machine, 1 gig RAM, 80 and 160 gig HDDs
    Creamware Pulsar soundcard (kind of a dead-end platform, in a way--doesn't even have XP drivers--but I'm not gonna toss it while it's still working)
    Alesis AI-8 analog-to-ADAT converter
    Event speakers (damned if I can remember the model) and Sony headphones (IIRC, HDRsomethingsomething06, or not)
    Logic Platinum 5.51
    Mackie Tracktion 2
    VSTis: SampleTank XL, Amplitude, FXpansion DR-008 (drums)
    Cheap-ass MIDI controller keyboard, the name of which I can't even recall
    Presonus BlueTube pre (one channel not working, not crazy about it anyway) and BlueMax compressor; gotta replace these one day
    POD 2 and Bass POD
    Two Oktava MC012 small diaphragm condensers
    One CAD E-200 large diaphragm condenser
    One Sennheiser MD421 dynamic
    A few sample CDs
  3. DougP

    DougP

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    Sep 4, 2001
    i'll give this a shot but i dont have any pics yet (my room is a mess) :)

    software:
    SONAR 4PE, Project5 2, Izotope Ozone, SampleTank, Amplitube, Guitar Rig, Battery 2. on the Mac Mini, i just use GarageBand i dont use it for anything other than playing around with since i dont have an A/D Converter for the Mini.

    Hardware:
    Dual Core Pentium D 3Ghz with 2x800Mhx FSB (I just bought this and am still setting it up) with 1 GB of RAM (more to come). Emu 1820 Audio card, Shure and AKG mics, Presonus Tube Pre, M-Audio MIDI Controller.
  4. Dirty Dave

    Dirty Dave

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2004
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    My little home studio:

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    Consists of:

    Yamaha AW1600 16-track digital recorder
    Carvin DCM150 power amp w/PM5 reference monitors
    Alesis NanoVerb
    Alesis NanoCompressor
    Alesis SR16 drum machine
    Philips CDR775 Audio CD recorder

    I just replaced my old Yamaha MD8 with the AW1600 which has an internal effects processor and CD burner. Of course that now eliminates the need for the Alesis Nano effects and the Philips CD recorder.
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  6. i_got_a_mohawk

    i_got_a_mohawk

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    Feb 9, 2005
    Location:
    Edinburgh & Dundee, Scotland
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    It does the trick :)

    I use NTrack

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    PC Specs :

    CPU:
    Intel P4 "Prescott core" 3.2 Ghz running at 3.7 Ghz (Coolermaster Hyper6 getting installed soon)

    Mobo:
    MSI Neo2 PFISR (i cant remember what chipset it uses)

    RAM:
    1.5Gb Elixer DDR400 (theres another 512 stick sitting on my desktop cus it crapped out)

    GFX:
    "HIS Excalibur" ATI Radeon9800 Pro 128MB (has arctic cooling fan)

    HDD:
    200Gb Maxtor,
    36.4Gb Raptor (thats crapped out),
    80Gb IDE HDD (that also crapped out)

    Optical:
    MSI DVD-Rom,
    MSI DVD-RW

    PSU:
    Akasa 460 watt "Pax Power"

    Sound Card:
    Creative Sound Blaster Live 24-Bit

    Misc:
    Multicard reader in second 3.5" drive
    Belkin wireless PCI

    Case:
    Black/Dark Grey Chieftec Matrix case

    Monitor:
    Viewsonic VP171b

    Recording:
    SansAmp BDDI,
    Behringer (shudder) Eurotrack UB1202,
    Behringer XM 1800s "Super Cardioid" mic's (fairly good for vocals)

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  7. Tames

    Tames

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    Location:
    Decatur, IL, USA
    MZ, I'm IMMEDIATELY jealous of that cinema display. Wowza!

    I'm not sure how space contstrains you, but have you ever considered moving the monitoring area away from the wall and form under the "cave" created from the shelf?

    Anything played through those Rolands must sound pretty nice, but you'll get a much deeper and accurate (less acoustically colored) sound field if you pull the monitors away from the wall about 2-4 feet.

    GEEZ I'm SO jealous of that cinema display!!! Haha. I'm surprised no one else is showing off their Powermac?
  8. Big Benner

    Big Benner

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    Mar 11, 2004
    Location:
    Coquitlam, BC, CANADA
    I keep my studio in the closet. :)

    PC running Cubase - 2.7GHz, 1 gig of ram, 40 gig operating drive, 80 gig storage drive, ST24/96 soundcard, SWR SM900 as preamp, Behringer tube preamp, Sony CD player & amp into Yorkville speaker monitors.
  9. nysbob

    nysbob

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    Sep 14, 2003
    Location:
    Cincinnati OH
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    Hardware:

    Alesis HD24
    3 Blackface 16 bit Adats (2 work!)
    Behringer 3201 monitors
    " " MX9000 board
    JoeMeek VC1 & Vsq6 pre's
    Behringer Tube pres
    Yamaha SPX90
    Yamaha Rev7
    Boss SE-70 & SE-50
    Behringer tube EQ
    " " tube comp
    " " composer
    " " headphone amp
    " " quad limiter /gate
    Rode NT1
    AKG C1000s (pair)
    Shure SM92
    Shure 57's (3 or 4)

    I guess that's about it. I do transfers and editing on my laptop using Cool Edit.
  10. mz91

    mz91

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    Location:
    Zug, Switzerland
    Hey Tames,

    Thanks for the tip,
    I dont know if ill be able to move em a whole 2-4 feet away from the wall, cause they would be hanging off the table by then :D
    Ill see what i can do though thanks!

    Oh and the cinema display is very nice... I was in the mac store this weekend, And seeing the 30" inch display next to my 20" was crazy. Those things are HUGE!!

    M
  11. Tames

    Tames

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    Location:
    Decatur, IL, USA
    The first time I saw a 30" was at the Apple store in Chicago. Twas the world premiere night of OSX 10.4, Tiger... They had the dual 2.5GHz powermacs running dual 30" monitors. It was SPECTACULAR!
  12. Jean Baudin

    Jean Baudin

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    Location:
    redwood city, ca
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    here's my humble studio:

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  13. i_got_a_mohawk

    i_got_a_mohawk

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    Location:
    Edinburgh & Dundee, Scotland
    if thats humble . . .



    always one step ahead jean!
  14. mz91

    mz91

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    Wow!

    that is a beautiful studio jean, i like those clean simple studios. I get more work done in slick situations.. and that there is beautiful.. Damn, i wouldnt know which bass to pick up! :)
  15. avast_bass

    avast_bass

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    Location:
    Dundee, Scotland
    its true, the tidier, the nicer, the easier it is to get stuff done!

    i like your wee desktop set up william ;)
  16. i_got_a_mohawk

    i_got_a_mohawk

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    Edinburgh & Dundee, Scotland
    small simple and effective, gets the job done nico

    (and no innuendos of that please :p )
  17. Techmonkey

    Techmonkey

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    Location:
    Wales, UK
    Wow Jean, is that that drumkit by any chance a TD-3?
    My brother has one that looks just like that... Very nice stuff :bassist:
  18. Sippy

    Sippy

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    Aug 1, 2005
    Location:
    Stuart,Florida
    jean! I want that viking helmet!! damn I'd rock that thing every day of my life! ;) lol
  19. addylewis

    addylewis

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    Jun 1, 2004
    Location:
    sheffield, england

    Snap (well, almost - change N-track for adobe audition, cubase and nuendo - and the speakers and thats basically what I use) :)
  20. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2002
    I'll have pictures later:

    2nd revision 17" iMac g5 2.0 ghz w/ 250 GB Hard Drive and 2 GB of Ram
    Presonus Firepod Firewire Audio Interface
    Cheap ass 88 key electric piano
    Lexicon MPX-200 multieffects
    Stanton Str8-100 Direct drive turntable(with cheap stanton mixer and crates of vinyl)
    Shure SM58 Microphone
    Sennheiser Pro HD280 Headphones
    Roland JP-8080 Synth/modeler/vocoder
    Garageband v2.0 software(going to upgrade to logic eventually)

    No monitors, but I have some decent stereo speakers that are currently not working(thanks to my busted technics receiver)
  21. Treena Foster

    Treena Foster

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    May 28, 2003
    Location:
    I'm from Venus.
    Photo's of my Studio control room.......

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